Puisseguin Saint Émilion ‘Château des Laurets’
Château des Laurets is a Merlot dominated Claret, complemented by Cabernet Franc. The grapes are harvested by hand, then sorted and de-stemmed before being transferred to tanks made of wood, stainless steel or concrete and 100% temperature controlled. The wines mature in these tanks for 14 to 18 months.
A 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc blend giving a dark plum character with dried cranberry and red fruit on the palate. The finish has a more earthy edge with noticeable tannins.
About the Producer
Château des Laurets
The 95ha of Château des Laurets straddle two appellations: Puisseguin- Saint-Émilion and Montagne-Saint-Émilion, of which 45ha are reserved for production of the wine that bears its name.
Until 2003 Château des Laurets was an underachieving winery, its wine mostly sold in bulk to Bordeaux negotiants. After beening bought by Benjamin de Rothschild, the focus was changed to the Château’s own labels and it now ranks among the most promising new wineries of Saint-Émilion.
The property is visually stunning, from the magnificent 19th-century chateau with its unusual architecture and octagonal central tower to the old stables, lake and sloping vineyards encompassing the estate.